A very warm welcome to The Big Read!
Sheffield Hallam University Library first adopted the Big Read concept in 2019 with hopes of bringing staff and students together by providing a point of common ground on which our students could build meaningful connections and friendships. Each year we pick a book that we think our Hallam community will enjoy reading and talking about, and we have tried to select titles which will educate and challenge.
The best part of The Big Read is you get a free copy of the book!
This year's Big Read is How to Save Our Planet: the Facts by Professor Mark Maslin, an important book for anyone who wants to learn more about the climate emergency and what action we can take. Written for everybody, we hope our Big Read 2021 will get you talking about climate change and sharing ideas for action.
Find out more, including how to get your free copy, from the 2021-22 Big Read site.
We will be running events and activities connected with the book and its themes throughout this academic year. In the meantime, get your free copy and enjoy reading and talking about climate change. If, when you have finished the book, you don’t want to keep your copy, please pass it on or drop it back at your campus library.
We would also love to see you reading How to Save Our Planet: tag a photo of yourself reading #Hallambigread2021. And do get in touch with your recommendations for other books and resources to help our community learn more about climate change!
How to Save Our Planet: the Facts is our third Big Read choice: we pick a new title each year. You can find out more about each of our previous Big Read books from the relevant guides.